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Climate Disruption

Brother of Hillary Clinton's Top Campaign Aide Lobbied for Fracked Gas Export Terminal Co-Owned by Qatar

Steve Horn | Posted 05.01.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Anthony "Tony" Podesta began lobbying in late 2013 on behalf of a company co-owned by ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum aiming to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the global market.

The Greater Danger: Precipice or Slippery Slope?

Dave Pruett | Posted 05.09.2015 | Green
Dave Pruett

Climate destabilization, like Crabtree Falls, is a slippery slope rather than an abrupt precipice. Despite the best science, climate modeling is based on statistical predictions. We don't know therefore exactly where the tipping points are.

Heather Zichal, Former Obama Energy Aide, Named Fellow at Industry-Funded Atlantic Council

Steve Horn | Posted 03.24.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Heather Zichal, former top climate and energy aide to President Barack Obama his top aide in crafting his 2008 presidential campaign energy platform, has joined the industry-funded Atlantic Council as a fellow at its Global Energy Center.

Big Oil Destroys the Great Australian Bight

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 03.18.2015 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

The Australian government has granted an oil company the rights to search for oil and gas in the middle of a breathtaking marine ecosystem. That means millions of sea creatures will be killed by incessant sonic booms as Big Oil scavenges for more heat-trapping gases.

Big Oil Shatters Unicorns of the Sea

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 02.11.2015 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

The spiral-toothed male Arctic Narwhal whales are in big trouble.

Like Canada's Harper Government, Obama Administration Muzzling Its Scientists

Steve Horn | Posted 02.09.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

In recent years, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has come under fire for disallowing scientists working for the Canadian government to speak directly to the press.

Solar Road Showboats Innovation, G20 Brisbane

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 01.13.2015 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

The Dutch have masterfully engineered a solar-paneled bicycle path between two suburbs of Amsterdam.

As Scientists Sound the Alarm on Climate, a Reason for Hope

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 01.03.2015 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

As the world's leading scientists hold up a danger sign, hundreds of thousands of Americans who are moving their communities beyond coal are pointing the way to a solution. This is not a time for cynicism and despair -- it's a time for hope, determination, and action.

A Shout Heard 'Round the World

Michael Brune | Posted 11.24.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

After this week, no one ever needs to feel alone in this fight. We are millions of people, all around the world. Together, we have power that even the wealthiest corporations in the world will be unable to resist.

Acting Locally and Globally at the People's Climate March

Eileen Flanagan | Posted 11.22.2014 | Green
Eileen Flanagan

On Saturday, September 20, one day before the People's Climate March, over 90 members of Earth Quaker Action Team, or EQAT, conducted theatrical "climate disruption investigations" at two Manhattan branches of PNC Bank.

The World's Most Ambitious Disaster

Michael Brune | Posted 11.08.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

What a waste -- not just of forests, habitat, energy, air, water, health, and our climate. What a waste of human talent. Watching all this, I found myself contemplating how much could be achieved if all of this effort, ingenuity, and engineering prowess were instead directed toward developing clean power?

Climate Change Film 'Disruption' Aims To Inspire Global Movement

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 09.05.2014 | Green

Not quite sure you feel like taking to the streets to spur action on climate change? This new movie aims to change your mind. In the lead-up to th...

Parched California and Australia Suffer Honey Drought

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 11.03.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

So just how dry is California? According to tree ring data from the University of California at Berkeley, in some parts of the state, it hasn't been this drought-stricken since the year 1580.

Sex, Lies, and Black Holes of Methane - in Fiction and Fact

Nathan Currier | Posted 10.20.2014 | Green
Nathan Currier

This is serious, and unexpected observations concerning the stability of Arctic methane stores, even globally trivial ones, should bring us back to a vastly more important public conversation from last year.

Oceanic Coal Pollution, Epic Rate

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 10.11.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Each year, the lion's share of mercury poison comes from burning more than 8.3 billion tons of coal to provide energy for electricity grids. As a result of this insatiable addiction to coal, mercury toxicity has tripled in our oceans to over 80,000 tons of poison. Eighty-four percent of fish tested are laced with methyl-mercury.

Aussie Households Go Solar: Game-Changer

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 09.21.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Australia's household solar revolution has caught the government-owned electricity sector by surprise. More than one million Australians have already installed solar panels on their rooftops. It has caused demand for electricity from the grid to plummet.

Meme With Wings: Are Western Anti-Fracking Activists Funded by Putin's Russia?

Steve Horn | Posted 08.31.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

With loud megaphones and ongoing geopolitical tensions between the U.S. and Russia with no end in sight, one can rest assured Rasmussen will not be the last one to repeat this meme, just as he was not the first.

The Power of a Plan

Michael Brune | Posted 08.26.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

Kudos to the EPA. But you know what? We've already seen some important results from this plan that -- if not quite "accidental" -- were by no means a sure thing, either.

Disrupting Our Oceans is the Next Big Thing

Saeed Jabbar | Posted 08.23.2014 | Huffpost Code
Saeed Jabbar

I invite you to see our oceans as a big sea of code with algorithms as its waves and realize that you can hack it.

Trans Borneo Challenge to Save Orangutans

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 08.01.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

The assault on nature is mostly from multi-national companies that regularly bribe government officials. Irreparable damage has occurred to priceless rainforests and millions of people are suffering.

Bees Dying Quickly From Neonics and Climate Disruption

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 07.21.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

The health of all bees is of paramount importance for our survival on Earth. Frighteningly, bees worldwide are terribly ill.

Here's the Obvious Response to Climate Change Everyone Is Ignoring

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 07.13.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

I strongly suggest that it would be far more prudent to spend $2 trillion annually on future-proofing every town and city on planet Earth rather than subsidizing the demise of the human race and most other life-forms, too. Wouldn't you agree?

The Risks to U.S. Water Resources From Climate Change

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.06.2014 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

There are hundreds of pages of information, observations, projections, and conclusions to absorb -- almost all of it bad news.

Fossil Fuels Driving Global Weather

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 06.18.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Chinese citizens are choking to death from coal pollution. Our coral reefs are rapidly dying from acidification due to burning coal. Our forests around the globe are dying from the unintended consequences.

Coral Reefs: Going, Going... Gone

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 06.15.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Clearly, it's time we took the latest UN Climate warning seriously. Coral reefs are the most valuable marine ecosystems on Earth and climate disruption is killing them, quickly.